silly question about fertile eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by halfwaynowhere, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. halfwaynowhere

    halfwaynowhere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just picked up a new hen today, who has been with a roo up until now. would any of the eggs she lays in the next few days be fertile, or do they need to breed daily?

    if there's a possibility eggs would be fertile, how long do i have before I'd need to stick them in an incubator?
     
  2. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    They should be fertile for about 10 days, at least a week. I would collect for a week and then incubate.
     
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  3. halfwaynowhere

    halfwaynowhere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yay! My incubator was loaned out, but i'll have it back on friday. This will be my first time trying to hatch eggs. I've got a lot of reading to do in the meantime!
     
  4. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Already answered but I agree and have hatched eggs from adult chickens i have bought when I didn't have a rooster. Good luck on your hatch and congratulations/
     

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